Launched in 2008, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Fellowship program aims to encourage curatorial research leading to new scholarship in the field of contemporary art. Grants of up to $50,000 are designed to support travel, archival research, convening of colleagues, interviews and time to write. For more information on this award visit: http://warholfoundation.org/grant/curatorial_fellowships.html.
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Artist, curator, and full-time Joshua Tree resident Kim Stringfellow has already embarked on The Mojave Project, a four-year experimental trans-media documentary and curatorial project that will culminate in an exhibition at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) in 2018. Using video, interviews, reportage, photography and other means of inquiry, The Mojave Project examines the changing physical, geographical, and cultural landscape of the desert according to eight themes including Desert as Wasteland, Space and Perception, and Transformation and Reinvention. Stringfellow seeks out a diverse group of regional stakeholders—from geologists to aerospace engineers to land speed racers to miners to desert rats and others—to explore these themes. Notable contributors thus far include Aurora Tang of the Center for Land Use Interpretation and environmental journalist Chris Clarke of KCET Los Angeles. Their dispatches and those of other participants are being shared already (and will continue to be) at mojaveproject.org and through the Project’s publishing partner, KCET Artbound. In addition to the exhibition, Stringfellow is coordinating two desert field trips to the eastern and western Mojave to provide on-site immersion, and two, mostly free day-long panels on the Project. The LACE exhibit will feature an interactive video installation and the Project’s complete archive of field dispatches, images, maps, and other materials. In addition, there will be custom-designed vitrines to display ephemera and other artifacts, a reading room, and a published four-volume series of Mojave Project dispatches.